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Monday, August 20, 2012

Peer Reviewed Places

In Wired:   Proposing a Facebook for scientists designed to keep them from making mistakes early in their work.  Not peer reviewed, but peer supported interaction.  But will this support intellectual ownership?  " ... Part of the aim is to share research even before it’s packaged into a formal paper — including “negative data” that may show that a particular thesis isn’t worth following. “There has to be a way for scientists to share negative data, so that we’re not just making the same mistakes again and again,” Madisch says. “We spend so much time and money on experiments that we already know don’t work.”  ... '

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